Youth Urged to Stop Getting Involved in Disputes of Political Leaders

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Youth from political parties have agreed to push their political parties to elect ‘real youth’ as leaders of youth wings.

And some youth have called on fellow youths to stop involving themselves in the political disputes of their leaders because it is not their fight.

The youths who met during a capacity building workshop for women youths from various political parties on Saturday said having youth leaders who are not youthful has affected the Youth agenda in the country hence the need to have leaders who share the challenges faced by youths in the country.

Jones Mulunga who was one of the facilitators of the workshop said youths should not expect people who are not youths themselves to help them push for their agenda.

He said most youth leaders in political parties are not youths but have held the positions so as to use them for personal gains.

“It is high time that we told leaders in our parties that we don’t want youths chairmen who are 54 years old. Let a youth leader be a youth. How do you expect a 54 or more years to push for your agenda even in your individual parties.

“We have so many challenges as young people and of the reasons these challenges are not being addressed is because the people we have chosen to be our leaders are not in our group. They are youth chairmen who are in those position because they want to use them to negotiate for personal things no wonder you find that instead addressing our issues they make us fight,” he said.

He said the only way youths will effectively participate in the governance of the country is by reclaiming their rightful positions in their political parties.

Meanwhile some youths advised fellow youths in political parties to stay away from the disputes between political leaders because it is not their fight.

Samual N’gwira who is from UPND said the leaders who are seen to be at each other’s throats in the media share drinks when they meet.

He said it is sad that youths are used to fight the battles they hardly understand when there is so much on their plates.

He wondered why a young person from UPND should insult a leader of PF on behalf of his leaders when the said leaders share contracts even among themselves.

He urged fellow youths to preoccupy themselves with issues that can contribute to the wellbeing land the country at large.

The workshop which was organised by the Centre for Young Leaders in Africa was attended by over 40 young women from different political parties.

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    define a youth…? With high rate of unemployment, not being innovative, always ati government iyanganepo ..even those government spent a alot money through bursaries educating ati government iyanganepo ..YOUTH WILL ALWAYS BE USED CHEAPLY BY POLITICIANS..

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      This is utter stupidity!. Youth should be told and taught that a good democracy requires a level playing field.

      Youths getting them selves involved in this PF power grab scheme should really be ashamed of themselves.

      Is this youth organisation telling us that its not ok for youths to support UPND and wear UPND regalia or else they get killed by fellow PF youths while PF youths are totally free to do as they please to show their support for Chakolwa lungu and PF?

      Shame on who ever is ill advising these youth to stop the struggle for their freedoms and free credible education. PF has for first time in the history of Zambia disadvantaged our youths and reduced them to PF political ponies and beggars of their own rights and freedoms, which are supposed to be their birth rights…

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      Shame on who ever is ill advising these youth to stop the struggle for their freedoms and free credible education. PF has for first time in the history of Zambia disadvantaged our youths and reduced them to PF political ponies and beggars of their own rights and freedoms, which are supposed to be their birth rights.

      Only foolish youths would follow this PF hatched madness. Normal zambia youths should refuse to be part of this and be used by PF to commit crimes for Lungu and his stooges to continue looting.

      VIVA UPND and HH

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    way to go youth; build up this country with intelligence and not be used by corrupt people; this is your country and your children and their children. Politics of insults and violence should not be here during this century;

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    If youths don’t get involved then who will speak for the nation, and can you define who a political leader is and do we have youths as political leaders. I don’t get sense in what you are saying.

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    tHE SO CALLED YOUTH ARE DRUNKARDS NO SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY HOW TO CHOOSE U AS A LEADER? THUS WHY DR LUSAMBO IS A YOUTH CHAIRMAN AND THIS MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY ONLY 40 YOUNG WOMEN ? NO MEN?

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